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Valley appeal for Owls clash

22 January 2013


Charlton are appealing for volunteers to help clear snow from around The Valley in a bid to ensure that Saturday’s match against the Owls (3.00pm) goes ahead.


An estimated 110 tonnes of snow currently lie on the pitch following the recent winter weather.


This will need to be cleared before the weekend, but as much of a problem for the Addicks is the ice and snow around the ground in walkways, terraces, stairs and the West Stand car park.


The club is therefore appealing for any supporters keen to assist staff to clear the affected areas to report to the stadium at 9.00am on Wednesday.


Head of operations Mick Everett said: “Given the current situation around the ground, and the weather forecast for the rest of the week, we have some concerns about whether the game will go ahead.


“We are implementing a number of measures to do our utmost to try to play the game, but the amount of snow that has fallen, coupled with the sustained freezing conditions and the forecast, are a nasty combination.


“Because the snow that has fallen on the pitch is providing some insulation to the surface, our priority at the moment is to clear the terraces and various walkways of snow and ice to ensure the safety of fans, so we’re asking for any supporters able to assist to come to The Valley on Wednesday.”


Sheffield Wednesday will keep supporters updated as and when is necessary.


* images courtesy of @stephenwalrond and @CAFCofficial


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